News Release

For Release: July 20, 2007    
Contacts:  John Dearing (916) 978-4622, or Richard H. Brown at (775) 861-6480
CA-SO-07-09, NV-SO-2007-27

BLM California and Nevada to Hold Combined Geothermal Lease Sale

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California and Nevada state offices will hold a combined geothermal lease sale on Tuesday, August 14, 2007.

The competitive oral auction will take place at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, Nevada, 89520. The sale room opens at 8 a.m. to allow potential bidders to register and obtain a bid number.  The competitive oral auction begins at 9 a.m. 

BLM California will offer for lease 6 parcels containing more than 2,700 acres in Lake, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. BLM Nevada will offer 43 parcels for more than 122,849 acres, located mainly in Churchill, Pershing, Mineral, Nye and Lander counties.

A detailed BLM California notice of the lease sale with parcel descriptions, acreage, lease terms and conditions, oral bidding procedures and requirements and other sale information is available on the Internet at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/geothermal.html.

If you are not able to access this site, copies of the lease sale notice are available for viewing at the California State Office and the Ukiah Field Office.  Lease sale notice copies can be purchased for $5 by contacting our public room at (916) 978-4400.

Information regarding parcels being offered for lease by the BLM Nevada State Office is also available on the Internet at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en.html

If the site is not accessible, you may request a paper copy from the BLM Nevada Information Access Center by calling (775) 861-6500 between the hours of 7:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.

For questions regarding the August 14, 2007, lease sale contact Sean Hagerty at (916) 978-4375 or Laurie Moore (916) 978-4377 in California, or Rich Hoops (775) 861- 6568 or Chris Pulliam at (775) 861-6506 in Nevada.

-BLM-

California State Office – 2800 Cottage Way – Sacramento, CA 95825
Nevada State Office – 1340 Financial Blvd – Reno, NV 89520